[CQ-Contest] Ground radials for Hy-Gain vertical???

Eric Hilding dx35 at hilding.com
Fri Aug 19 01:45:07 EDT 2005

K8JWT inquired:

 > Mainly is insulated wire OK or must I use bare copper wire.

For ground mounted I suggest insulated wire (I'm actually using insulated 
on a roof mounted 12AVQ).  Even with bent radials, if there is any way you 
can elevate the vertical and radials at least 8 feet off the ground (unless 
you're right near salt water), I think you might possibly get better results.


Rick, K6VVA

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